Learning to lead a healthy lifestyle begins during the early years. Part of the Growing, Growing Strong series, this body care curriculum includes activities and background information to help children develop lifelong healthy habits.
Children develop a sense of security and self-worth by becoming familiar with themselves, their home, and the world around them. This curriculum includes thirty-six activities that help children build connections with their community and foster positive feelings about health and safety personnel.
This book includes
An overview of the community and environment topics covered in the curriculum
Suggested interest area materials and supports for creating the learning environment
Learning objectives and vocabulary words
Suggestions for evaluating children's understanding of each community and environment topic
More than 30 classroom activities
Family information and take-home activities
Connie Jo Smith serves as the administrator for a ten-county child care resource and referral agency. She holds a doctoral degree in instructional technology and distance education and has an education specialist's degree focusing on curriculum instruction for young children. Charlotte M. Hendricks is a certified health education specialist and president and founder of Healthy Childcare Consultants, Inc. She has been promoting health education for young children, parents, and teachers for more than thirty years. She completed her doctoral degree in health and safety at Indiana University, USA. Becky S. Bennett is the director for the career services centre at Western Kentucky University, USA. She provides workshops in the areas of technology, career planning, and social and emotional development. Dr. Bennett holds a doctoral degree in instructional technology and distance education and a master's degree in counsellor education.